Fostering Better Communication

By providing a platform for the sharing of information, resources, communication and experiences of those living their final days fully, the vision of Life Matters Media is to create a community for ones facing the end of life and for those that care for them. Ultimately, we seek to foster a greater understanding of the capacity that end of life decisions have to nurture the human spirit.


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President’s Report

Dear Friends,

We invite you to a special evening this Friday with a friend of our organization, Jen Bosworth, as she takes the stage to perform her acclaimed one woman show "Why Not Me... Love, Cancer and Jack White."

bosworth---why-not-me-poster-new-datesJen is generously donating a portion of the evening's proceeds to Life Matters Media, so this performance is an ideal way to support our work and enjoy what is both humorous and poignant entertainment! Her production details her experience caring for her mother in the last months of life; both laughter and tears are guaranteed (

We were pleased to feature Jen in our 2013 fundraiser, "Stories that Matter," and she was the hit of the evening. I also appeared alongside Jen during a Chicago Public Radio segment; you can listen and hear a snippet of her show here:

"It’s a show about celebrating life, and it’s also about seeing the beauty and tragedy when someone approaches the end of their life. It’s about taking opportunities to talk with our loved ones about it," Bosworth told us. "I’m a comedian, and the show’s definitely not a bummer – it’s been called a triumph and hysterical. It’s a comedy about cancer, end of life, among other things."

We hope to see you Friday. In the meantime, stop by our website! Here's what's been happening online lately:

"Desmond Tutu’s Support For Aid-In-Dying Legislation Highlights Divide" (

"Musicians On Call Bring Music For The Soul To Patients’ Beds" (

"Medicare Revises Hospice Drug Policy, Local Providers Relieved" (

Thanks, as always, for your support.


Randi Belisomo
President and Co-Founder

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Life Matters Media’s Mission

Life Matters Media aims to be the premiere provider of information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making. Through fostering better communication, we will empower the ill, aged, caregivers, surrogates and medical providers to navigate this life phase with confidence and dignity.

Life Matters Media’s Values

  • All individuals should have the ability to participate in decisions that affect their destinies.
  • Multiple and varied voices create a richer and more productive marketplace for the exchange of information.
  • A broad range of choices surrounding end of life issues exists. These choices should be considered carefully.
  • Neutral platforms are best to explore this journey and bring end of life issues to the forefront in a reflective forum.

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Life Matters Media is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are grateful for your support in our mission.



What’s New

GENIUSOFMARIANFacing Alzheimer’s With Family

The Genius of Marian intimately explores the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a close-knit Northeastern family. The documentary, directed by married couple Anna Fitch and Banker White, focuses on Banker’s 61-year-old mother who is struggling with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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Why Not Me... Love, Cancer and Jack White

A solo show written and performed by Jen Bosworth. Proceeds from August 1 ticket sales benefit LMM.

Randi Belisomo Talks “Death Over Dinner” On WGN Radio


Co-Founder Randi Belisomo visited the Steve Cochran Show and spoke about caring for aging loved ones. 

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Preparing for the end: Talking advance care planning on Relevant Radio


Randi Belisomo spoke about the importance of plannng for the end of life with Sheila Liaugminas, host of A Closer Look. 

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Randi Belisomo and Loyola Bioethics Institute's Mark Kuczewski Discuss Study Findings Regarding Medical Students' Concerns about Becoming Desensitized to Dying Patients

"End of Life Care in a Changing Health Care Environment: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations" was presented to a live audience gathered at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management on November 13th.

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07/30/2014 - Facing Alzheimer’s With Family

The Genius of Marian intimately explores the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a close-knit Northeastern family. The documentary, directed by married couple…

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07/24/2014 - Desmond Tutu’s Support For Aid-In-Dying Legislation Highlights Divide

Retired Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu has thrown his support behind Britain’s controversial aid-in-dying bill, highlighting the divide between Anglican leaders who support “Death…

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07/23/2014 - Cartoonist Roz Chast Takes On Eldercare

This piece was first published in Reuters Health. President Randi Belisomo is a contributor. Cartoonist Roz Chast, famous for her deceptively simple drawings in…

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